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Books

 
 

Of this much i'm sure, memoir

"Of This Much I'm Sure says it--the truths we keep secret. It goes there: messy and beautiful and complicated and terrifying and, ultimately, joyful. It's a story about fighting like hell. It's a story that is more necessary than ever before."   - Megan Stielstra, The Wrong Way To Save Your Life

 

The Magic of Memoir, Anthology

Read my essay "I'm Running Circles Around You" in this fabulous anthology.

"The Magic of Memoir is a memoirist’s companion for when the going gets tough. Editors Linda Joy Myers and Brooke Warner have taught and coached hundreds of memoirists to the completion of their memoirs, and they know that the journey is fraught with belittling messages from both the inner critic and naysayers, voices that make it hard to stay on course with the writing and completion of a book. 


In The Magic of Memoir, 38 writers share their hard-won wisdom, stories, and writing tips. Included are Myers's and Warner's interviews with best-selling and widely renown memoirists Mary Karr, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dr. Azar Nafisi, Dani Shapiro, Margo Jefferson, Raquel Cepeda, Jessica Valenti, Daisy Hernández, Mark Matousek, and Sue William Silverman." (amazon description) 

We Speak Chicagoese

Read my essay, "Loosen the Edges, Flip Quickly" about my love for Chicago. 

"We Speak Chicago features short stories, creative essays and poems about Chicago by some of the top literary voices ever to roam the Windy City's streets. And that voice--it pounds, it pulsates, it oozes with city life. From Marquette Park to Humboldt Park, from the shores of Lake Michigan to the old Chicago stadium, from flea markets to barstools, We Speak Chicagoese gives the Chicago voice its due and then some." (amazon description)